Olam Agri in Nigeria Awards Educational Grants to University Students, Reaffirms Commitment to Human Capital Development

Olam Agri in Nigeria, a prominent agribusiness focusing on food, feed, and fibre, has emphasized its dedication to ongoing investments in human capital and economic development within the country.

In a ceremony held at its Lagos head office, Olam Agri presented grants to the initial group of eligible tertiary institution students benefiting from the Seeds for the Future Education Grant, an academic support initiative. The inaugural beneficiaries include 15 students from various departments at the University of Lagos, such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Education Foundation.

Ashish Pande, the country head of Olam Agri in Nigeria, represented at the event, commented on the presentation of educational grants, stating, “We recognize that the private sector has a key role to play in collaborating to drive sustainable growth in the economy. In line with the federal government’s economic development agenda, we are glad to be investing in bright and hardworking students who are in the best position to deliver the innovation and inputs that will drive the economy in the near future.”

Bolaji Anifowoshe, Vice President of Commercial at Olam Agri, encouraged the students to maximize the benefits of the grants, stating, “Olam Agri is excited to be a part of your success journey. What you do with the grants will have a direct impact on your lives. Keep ensuring you do whatever you need to do to be the best irrespective of the resources available to you always.”

The students expressed their gratitude to Olam Agri for its support, with Uvere Franca noting, “I have heard about people receiving academic support. This is my first time receiving an educational grant. I am happy about this. The grant will help me purchase the resources and tools that will aid my learning as well as support my tuition. I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Olam Agri.”

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